FreeBSD : GnuTLS -- improper SSL certificate verification (856a6f84-8b30-11de-8062-00e0815b8da8)

high Nessus Plugin ID 40659


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


GnuTLS reports :

By using a NUL byte in CN/SAN fields, it was possible to fool GnuTLS into 1) not printing the entire CN/SAN field value when printing a certificate and 2) cause incorrect positive matches when matching a hostname against a certificate.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 40659

File Name: freebsd_pkg_856a6f848b3011de806200e0815b8da8.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Published: 8/20/2009

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.5


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:gnutls, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:gnutls-devel, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 8/17/2009

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/11/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2730

Secunia: 36266

CWE: 310